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The 10 Best Freebie Sites

When I was a kid I came across an ad in a comic book asking to write to them for all kinds of ways to get free stuff. Thinking it over carefully, I decided the five dollar cost to get this golden information would be nothing compared to all the great free stuff I would be getting. I mailed them my money and then anxiously waited for all my wonderful free things to begin arriving.

During the wait my young mind began to fantasize about riding my free new bike, eating all the free candy I could stand and going to all the movies I wanted to see with my free movie passes. Week after week went by with no delivery trucks backing up to my house or even a package in the mailbox, but I knew the day would come because the five dollars guaranteed it.

Finally a hand addressed envelope to me from the company arrived. I ripped it open immediately, and what I found inside was a one sided, poorly photocopied letter. It began something like this: “Thank you for ordering our pamphlet on great ideas to get free stuff. First, try calling radio stations when they offer prizes. Next, enter as many sweepstakes as possible. Another idea is to…” and the list continued. As I read the list my initial cloud of confusion was slowly replaced by the stinging realization that I’d been had. The too good to be true offer turned out to be just that.

Today I imagine there are still versions of that scam floating around, among many others, both online and off. However, there are some legitimate websites that offer freebies, and tips and advice to find even more free stuff. The following are the best sites I have found over the last few years, and none of them will ask you for five dollars.

Thunder Fap – Visit for links to 100% free samples. They state they “only link to reputable companies with legitimate freebie offers.” Sounds good!

The Free Site – If it’s free, it’s on this site. Subscribe to their newsletter to help keep up with it all.

Volition – They claim to be the oldest freebie site on the internet, which I have no trouble believing because of the sheer size of this site. It’s going to take you some time to explore this one.

Weekly Freebie – Select freebie offers are emailed to you weekly.

Free Shipping – This freebie specialty site deals with free store shipping coupons.

Free Birthday Treats – Use their site to search your area for free birthday treats for adults, kids and pets.

Free Mania – Here dwells the Freebie Gator that searches 14 freebie sites every hour for free offers.

My Kids Eat Free – This site offers a searchable database of restaurants that offer inexpensive or free children menus, a great resource for parents and grandparents.

Freaky Freddie’s – 72 categories are offered here. I didn’t count them all, but there are a lot!

Cities On The Cheap – This site is building a network of blogs to provide “insider information” on freebies and deals in your city. If your city is not listed yet, bookmark and check again later.

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48 comments:

  1. How about free online invoices an bookkeeping for small business owners and freelancers.?

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    1. donnamusto@ymail.comJanuary 16, 2013 at 1:55 PM

      Quick books does have a free version for small businesses. I run a virtual office where you send me your bills and i do all the work billing taxes payroll.all on quickbooks i have over 20 years experience and quick books is your answer.

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    2. See also Munchkin Sandwich at www.munchkinsandwich.com. They have tons of free stuff in the USA and Canada

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  2. Nice addition to the list, thanks.

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  3. i LOVE sampletrain.com

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  4. There are a few others that I would add to this list including:

    www.shop4freebies.com
    www.freestuff4free.com
    www.seriouslyfreestuff.com

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  5. Great list! I'll visit the sites that you've share to us. Thanks for the share. Keep us updated. Thumbs up!

    By the way, if ever you want to know more about cheap accounting software, just visit : avidXchange.

    Denise

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  6. Another one to add is Freebie Trackers. I am the owner and do it all myself. May not be totally polished but I am fairly new to blogging and try my best. We offer magic freebies and UK Hotdeals.

    But what makes us different from the others is that we have a great BUY SELL Trade section where you can sell your unwanted goods using our free classified ads. You can also advertise your business or website free of charge. Unlike places like Gumtree we allow you put a link in your ads and do not pull your ads every few minutes.

    Our website and BUY SELL TRADE section is totally free. Give us a try.
    http://freebietrackers.blogspot.com/p/buy-sell-trade.html

    Copy and paste the link or click my name. :)

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  7. DailyCheapskate.com. Love it! Fantastic deals and freebies.

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  8. Well a new website will soon fall into this criteria Freeitz Freebie Hub

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  9. This is still a good list to start out with when looking for really good freebies. I know Thunderfap has been around forever.

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    1. We've been around since 2007 actually. But yep it sure feels like forever. :-)

      As of last year we moved domain names to FreeSamples.org to make it easier for visitors to find us. Glad you like our site.

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  10. my favorite is icravefreebies.com

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  11. heyitsfree.net is awesome.

    Have been using for years and always get great samples and sometime even full sizes. Everything from food, magazines, shampoos, razors, tshirts etc etc etc

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  12. I love this new site calle www.fforfree.net, Great Freebies available Worldwide on a Daily basis... other one is trustedfreebies..

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  13. See also:

    www.tidycg.com

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  14. samplestuff.com

    thefreebiesource.com are the two sites I have been using with some success

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  15. I love freebieshark.com probably one of the best

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  16. If you are looking for additional freebies then please check out our free printable calendars which can be customized with your own photos and text. No need to register or pay to create or download.

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  17. Also a great list of birthday freebies at freebie depot

    http://www.freebie-depot.com/birthday-freebie-list/

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  18. I think its worth to add similar site named http://www.knownfreebies.com in your list

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  19. I have used TWISTED BRANCHES for a few years now,awesome site!!

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  20. What about adding http://birthdayfreebies.com to the list, they got great birthday specials all over the country

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  21. http://freeiessupersite.com is good and http://wowzila.com both update daily with some real neat freebies.

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  22. Keeping the list updated let's add Vonbeau.com. They offer very trustable freebies, samples and a few coupons. Thanks for the great list.!!

    http://www.vonbeau.com/

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  23. Nice Post. thankyou for sharing such posts

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  24. Just like to add that 5 Star Freebies is a good UK Freebie website, thanks.

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  25. Agree, www.fforfree.net is the best freebies site around there...

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  26. Great List.....
    Here's another great freebies site
    http://www.PumpkinsFreebies.com

    THOUSANDS of Free Product Samples and Giveaways Since 1997 - No S&H Fees
    www.PumpkinsFreebies.com

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    1. THOUSANDS of Free Product Samples and Giveaways
      NO S&H Fees - New Items Added Every Day Since 1997
      Over 500 Places to Eat Free for Your Birthday
      http://www.PumpkinsFreebies.com

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  27. Great list! Check out my page for over 200 Freebie sites.

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  28. freebieshark rules!

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  29. www.freebieshark.com is #1 add that to the list!

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  30. sample.net has got only genuine freebies... Try this out :-)

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  31. absurdlycool.com is one of my faves :)

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  32. http://www.powerofthreeve.com is giving away a free 50 dollars.

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  33. www.try-free-sample.com has a bunch of free samples too.

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  34. Birthday Free Meals list restaurants with free birthday meals by city.

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  35. Great and informative post

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  36. Great list & I'll also like to share another freebies site that offers stuff like free iPad , iPhone, iPod. They select the best offers from around the net & list them on their sites. The site i'm talking about is win online rewards

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  37. Some free simple templates here:
    http://simpletemplates.org

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  38. my favorite freebies website is http://www.unlimited-free-stuff.com it's updated daily and they have 85000 fans in facebook..

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  39. I read your blogs regularly. Your humoristic way is amusing, continue the good work!
    Free Samples

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  40. Great post, here is another one http://www.fforfree.net

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  41. Check out ShopFree for great Australian free samples.

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  42. The Free T-Shirt is giving out free samples! Best freebie i've seen in a long tim!

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